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avi at dabbledb.com
Wed Jul 11 21:14:47 UTC 2007
On 7/11/07, Blake <blake at kingdomrpg.com> wrote:
> I think you guys may have reversed the causality here. As I understand it,
> Ruby's popularity is largely =due= to Tim O'Reilly hyping the bejeezus out
> of it. In other words, a publisher decided to push it first, fired up the
> hype machine about the "next big thing" and, well, here we are.
It's a feedback loop - O'Reilly certainly helped RoR along, but they
didn't get interested until it was already well on its way. 37signals
are a pretty effective hype machine themselves.
> If true, the problem is that it might be harder to convince selfsame
> publisher to pitch a product that might diminish Ruby's lustre.
We wouldn't have any trouble getting a book published, either by
O'Reilly or by one of their competitors, if someone had the time,
ability, and desire to write one.
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